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  • SOEPpapers 351 / 2011

    Beyond GDP and Back: What Is the Value-Added by Additional Components of Welfare Measurement?

    Recently, building on the highly polarizing Stiglitz report, a growing literature suggests that statistical offices and applied researchers explore other aspects of human welfare apart from material well-being, such as job security, crime, health, environmental factors and subjective perceptions. To explore the additional information of these indicators, we analyze data on the macro level from the ...

    2011| Sonja C. Kassenböhmer, Christoph M. Schmidt
  • Diskussionspapiere 871 / 2009

    Parental Income and Child Health in Germany

    We use newly available data from Germany to study the relationship between parental income and child health. We find a strong gradient between parental income and subjective child health as has been documented earlier in the US, Canada and the UK. The relationship in Germany is about as strong in the US and stronger than in theUK. However, in contrast to US results, we do not find that the disadvantages ...

    2009| Steffen Reinhold, Hendrik Jürges
  • Vierteljahrshefte zur Wirtschaftsforschung 4 / 2001

    Japanese Welfare State Reforms in the 1990s and Beyond: How Japan is Similar to and Different from Germany

    Beginning with a review of Japanese welfare state reform in 1990s, we discuss similarities and differences between Japan and Germany in the implementation of three major reforms: public pension reform, health care reform and introduction of long-term care insurance. The latest public pension reform in both countries has the same aim: to establish middle- and long-term stability of the system against ...

    2001| Tetsuo Fukawa
  • SOEPpapers 173 / 2009

    SOEP as a Source for Research on Ageing: Issues, Measures and Possibilities for Improvement

    Demographic change is a key consequence of the development of modern societies. The prolongation of life expectancy, shifts of mortality into later life and long-term low fertility rates cause essential changes in population structures - with an increase in the number and proportion of older people as a key feature. The changes in mortality patterns can be seen as a success of modern society. But demographic ...

    2009| Laura Romeu Gordo, Andreas Motel-Klingebiel, Susanne Wurm
  • Diskussionspapiere 1037 / 2010

    Income and Longevity Revisited: Do High-Earning Women Live Longer?

    The empirical relationship between income and longevity has been addressed by a large number of studies, but most were confined to men. In particular, administrative data from public pension systems are less reliable for women because of the loose relationship between own earnings and household income. Following the procedure first used by Hupfeld (2010), we analyze a large data set from the German ...

    2010| Friedrich Breyer, Jan Marcus
  • SOEPpapers 349 / 2010

    Happy House: Spousal Weight and Individual Well-Being

    We use life satisfaction and Body Mass Index (BMI) information from three waves of the SOEP to test for social interactions in BMI between spouses. Social interactions require that the cross-partial effect of partner's weight and own weight in the utility function be positive. Using life satisfaction as a utility proxy, semi-parametric regressions show that the correlation between satisfaction and ...

    2010| Andrew E. Clark, Fabrice Etilé
  • SOEPpapers 274 / 2010

    Revisiting the Income-Health Nexus: The Importance of Choosing the "Right" Indicator

    We show that the choice of the welfare measure has a substantial impact on the degree of welfare-related health inequality. Combining various income and wealth measures with different health measures, we calculate 80 health concentration indices. The influence of the welfare measure is more pronounced when using subjective health measures than when using objective health measures.

    2010| Nicolas R. Ziebarth, Joachim R. Frick
  • SOEPpapers 262 / 2010

    Years of Schooling, Human Capital and the Body Mass Index of European Females

    We find that the protective effect of years of schooling on the BMI of European females is non negligible, but smaller than the one recently found for the US. By using individual standardized cognitive tests instead of years of schooling as the measure of education we show that the current focus in the literature on years of schooling is not misplaced. We also investigate whether the response to changes ...

    2010| Giorgio Brunello, Daniele Fabbri, Margherita Fort
  • SOEPpapers 76 / 2008

    Does Job Satisfaction Improve the Health of Workers? New Evidence Using Panel Data and Objective Measures of Health

    This paper evaluates the relationship between job satisfaction and measures of health of workers using the German Socio-Economic Panel (GSOEP). Methodologically, it addresses two important design problems encountered frequently in the literature: (a) cross-sectional causality problems and (b) absence of objective measures of physical health that complement self-reported measures of health status. Not ...

    2008| Justina A. V. Fischer, Alfonso Sousa-Poza
  • SOEPpapers 97 / 2008

    Obesity and Developmental Functioning Among Children Aged 2-4 Years

    In developed countries, obesity tends to be associated with worse labor market outcomes. One possible reason is that obesity leads to less human capital formation early in life. This paper investigates the association between obesity and the developmental functioning of children at younger ages (2-4 years) than ever previously examined. Data from the German Socio-Economic Panel Study are used to ...

    2008| John Cawley, C. Katharina Spieß
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